The fireplace is a warmth factor and a natural focal point. It doesn’t matter if the fireplace is lit or not, eyes get drawn naturally towards it.
An inbuilt or double-sided fireplace
- Mantle on fireplaces has been replaced with floating hearths, which sit under the unit.
- Modern gas fireplaces don’t need heat barriers because of smart flue technology.
- Floating hearth is available in timber, concrete or marble material, which sits below the unit and extends towards the ceiling.
- No heat barrier means a TV can be safely installed above the unit.
Another choice is a hanging fireplace.
- It is a functional artistic and sculpted masterwork, which heats the space.
- Ceiling mounted pods can be hung in the bedrooms, kitchen or study rooms.
- You can choose a suspended fireplace model operating on gas or wood as fuel.
Tips to clean wood-burning fireplace
- Wood-burning fireplaces need to be regularly cleaned to prevent the spread of toxic fumes or smoke, especially when they are used heavily.
- Remove ashes, after a couple of days for better burning.
- Clean the firebox after 4 weeks and regularly inspect for soot. If smoke fills the room, there will be a strong odor in the air or the fire will burn slowly.
- Every year clean the flue pipe and stove box thoroughly.
- Wear old clothes and hand gloves, while cleaning. On the floor spread newspaper.
- The stove has to be cool before you remove the ash.
- Check the vent for debris or tar-like substance.
Clean the glass with paper towel and cleaning solvent.